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Old 02-25-2017, 10:03 AM
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6013 often has the name 'farmer rod' around here, because it is favored by
farmers. Generally leaves a nice looking bead. That is because it is a slow
freeze rod. That also makes it a greater challenge to weld with out of
position. Also that same property, slow freeze, is also tends to be a low
penetrating rod. So if you do run it, make sure you have a well prepped joint
for welding.

I have some, it has it uses. I often use it as a cover for a 6011 or 6010 root
pass. Since it does not have to be kept dry it is a good field rod or a quick rod
for a fast repair.
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6013 vertical down, 135 Amps AC. (Probably a 1/8" rod.)

My son did that in welding class and said it was the fastest and easiest weld they had to do.
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The little bit of 6013 I have run, I have never found anything that I could
not do with 7014.
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I have some, it has it uses. I often use it as a cover for a 6011 or 6010 root
pass. Since it does not have to be kept dry it is a good field rod or a quick rod
for a fast repair.
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I am you mean, that 6010 & 6011 do not have to be kept dry-These are cellulose flux and have up to 2% moisture content in their fluxes.

In fact the old pipeline welders used to dip them in a bottle of water and flick off the excess- to keep them up to par in hot conditions.

While hydrogen control flux electrodes have a critical tolerance of moisture, the remainder of the electrode types do have a limit of moisture tolerance and require hotboxing when exposed to higher levels of moisture.
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6013 vertical down, 135 Amps AC. (Probably a 1/8" rod.)

My son did that in welding class and said it was the fastest and easiest weld they had to do.
That's a nice looking weld pops, he done good. ..
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That's a nice looking weld pops, he done good. ..
That's 6013. A "fast follow" rod. A shit it and git it rod for thin stuff. AC is ideal. But that ticket he did was sooo nice, LOL. Thanks.
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